Brussels II (2201/2003) is reviewed periodically by the EU as to its operation and any possible reforms. It has already been significantly reformed once with beneficial changes in respect of children matters. This present review is well overdue and very important. The EU seeks the views opinions and practical experiences of family lawyers about the Brussels II law and how it operates in practice.
The consultation is until 18 July 2014. The UK Government will be responding but it urges lawyers and law firms to respond directly to the EU for our opinions to be heard and hopefully result in beneficial reform.
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